A very quick canter through the North Eastern Giants of Steam weekend. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves in the main except to say that there were some 21,100 visitors over the three day event, the busiest that Locomotion has been since it opened in 2004.
Sunday morning began at 7.30am with a photo session – early in the morning so we could let folks get pictures without crowds and create some unique photo opportunities. 60163 stands on the sidings alongside the former banana warehouse in what is becoming a classic Shildon location.
We then lined up the J72 to meet the A1…
At the end of the afternoon before the A1 did some demonstration runs, we lined up the oldest and newest working standard gauge steam locos in the world on Locomotion’s sidings – a first for both engines.
Then we disposed of the locos and went home and collapsed! A fantastic weekend and thanks to all concerned who helped in any way.